Gryba Phillips Professional Counselling Associates

Meet Our Therapists

 
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Paige Gryba

M.Ed. (Psy.)
Reg. Psychologist #329 (SK)

Llana Phillips

M.A., Counsellor/Therapist

Phyllis Hodges

M.A., M.Sc. (Nutrition)
Transpersonal Counsellor/Therapist

Lillian Nakrayko

B.A., B.Ed., M.A. Counselling

Erin Stusick

M.Ed. (Counselling Psy.)
Reg. Psychologist #934 (SK)

Jan Shadick

M.Sc., MFT (Marriage and Family Therapist)

Denise Norris

B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W.
Reg. Social Worker (SK)

Nayyar Javed

M.A.,
Reg. Psychologist #234 (SK)

Dr. Nutan Pandey

Reg. Doctoral Psychologist (Provisional) #802(SK)

Dana Babcock

M.Ed. Educational Psychology and Special Education,
Reg. Psychologist #922 (SK)

 
 
 

Paige Gryba, M.Ed. (Psy.), Registered Psychologist #329 (SK)

Saskatchewan College of Psychologists
Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (Canada) Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Canadian Counsellor Certification (CCPA)

Paige has been in practice for over 25 years. Paige’s therapeutic orientation starts with a client centred focus in which she blends a variety of models to suit the unique needs of each client’s situation. She has extensive training in Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Play Therapy and Expressive Therapy. Currently, Paige is also studying Mindfulness Meditation, with an emphasis on teaching children the skills of this research based practice. Paige’s specialities include working with children and adults who have suffered trauma; treatment for anxiety and depression; low self esteem; life transitions; and family issues. Paige is also an experienced public speaker and facilitator, and has been a sessional instructor for the University of Regina since 1996. She was trained as an Independent Adoption Practitioner in 1996, and conducts home study reports for adopting parents in Saskatchewan. In addition, Paige is enjoying mentoring/ supervising other helping professionals in 1:1 or small group settings.

Check out her personal website at:paigegryba. cafor more information about the services that Paige offers.

 
 

Llana Phillips, M.A., Counsellor/Therapist

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Llana Phillips joined private practice in 1998. Llana has provided therapeutic support for many years with individuals, couples and families and their children and teens. In her private practice she incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, stress relief and management, couples counselling, brief treatment and relapse prevention. She provides counselling for substance use including alcohol, marijuana and “street” drugs such as cocaine and crystal meth and is mindful of the stresses related to addictions. Llana has an understanding of individuals who have work stress, marital and relationship issues, grief and loss, low self-esteem, anger, depression, anxiety and personal stress. She is experienced in issues relating to unlawful behaviours, including sexual offences and aggression. She is also experienced in working with victims of trauma including current experiences or childhood trauma and recovery. Llana has specialized training in Critical Incidence Stress Management and attends to on-site trauma requests.

Llana has also spent a large part of her career working with children and uses a play therapy setting with children under the age of 12 years. She is especially interested in helping children who are experiencing anxiety, prolonged separations, and grief and loss. She assists parents with fostering helpful and positive parenting methods. In addition to her counselling work, Llana has co-conducted evaluations and papers on programs involving people who experience serious mental illness such as major depression or psychosis; and has assisted with quality of life assessment following day treatment and fitness programs intended for people with serious mental health concerns.

 
 
 

Phyllis Hodges M.A., (Transpersonal Counselling Psychotherapy), M.Sc. (Nutrition)

Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Phyllis Hodges holds an M.A. in Transpersonal Counselling Psychotherapy from Naropa University and a M.Sc. (Nutrition) from the University of Alberta. She has specialized training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and other leading-edge techniques for dealing with trauma, as well as body-based therapies, such as Hakomi. Phyllis also specializes in working with couples. She has completed both levels of the Gottman Institute training in couples therapy and has recently taken training for treatment of sex therapy and sex addiction. Phyllis blends this training with both Eastern and Western philosophies and spirituality into her practice. Treatment may include innovative approaches such as mindfulness, Hakomi, art therapy, or solution- focused therapy, always according to unique client needs and goals. Her specialties include trauma of all kinds, life transitions, eating issues and disorders, anger, anxiety, depression, grieving, couples counselling, conflict resolution, and hoarding, as well as coping with pain management and chronic illness (cancer). Phyllis is registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

 
 
Lillian Nakrayko

Lillian Nakrayko B.A., B.Ed., M.A. Counselling

Lillian Nakrayko received her Education degree in 1985 from the University of Saskatchewan and has enjoyed a long successful teaching and counselling career in Saskatoon. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University. She has recently retired from the education field and can now devote herself full-time to offer sessions to adults, adolescents and children. Her areas of specialization include grief and loss, trauma, ADHD, anxiety, anger management, behaviour modification, depression, work stress and women’s issues. Lillian’s client- centred perspective is applied as she works within cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative, solution-focused, emotionally- focussed and play therapy orientations. She demonstrates her commitment to strengthen and contemporize practice by attending conferences, and reading literature and studies that relate to professional interests, especially childhood trauma and women’s issues. Lillian is a member in good standing in the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

 
 
 

Erin Stusick, M. Ed.,(Counselling Psychology) Registered Psychologist, #934

Saskatchewan College of Psychologists

Erin Stusick has a Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology, is a Registered Psychologist with the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists, and is a member of the Canadian Psychology Association. Erin has counselling experience in a variety of settings such as elementary and high schools, post-secondary institutions, community agencies, and private practice. Erin provides individual counselling to children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of treatment issues including depression and anxiety, separation and divorce, grief and loss, self-esteem and identity, relationships and sexuality, as well as adjustment and transitional issues. Erin has a special interest in the treatment of various trauma- related issues and is trained and experienced in providing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Additionally, Erin received specialized training through the Behaviour Therapy Training Institute in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Erin believes in a client-centred approach where she integrates a range of interventions including cognitive and behavioural therapy, play therapy strategies, art therapy strategies, and mindfulness oriented approaches to tailor treatment specifically to each person’s individual needs.

 
 

Jan Shadick, M.Sc., MFT

Registered Marriage & Family Therapist with Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor with American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Certified in Eye Movement Integration (EMI)

Jan Shadick has 24 years experience in providing family therapy to teens, couples, and individuals. She provides training and supervision to Family Therapists, Psychiatry Residents, and other students in the counselling professions. Her certification in Eye Movement Integration (EMI) assists clients to resolve trauma, phobias and mood disorders. (EMI is a specific technique that uses neurolinguistic processes to address the problem.) She supports clients to access their own ability to move toward change with a direct style that takes a no-nonsense approach while working from a strength- based perspective. Jan is compassionate, insightful, easy to connect with and is dedicated to helping clients achieve their goals. Jan’s areas of specialization include: relationship issues and communication; family concerns, including parent- teen relationships, parenting issues, blended family issues; trauma and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder); Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); couples issues; separation and divorce; marriage preparation; grief and loss; depression and anxiety; self-confidence and self-esteem, life transitions; self- harm concerns; and Eye Movement Integration Therapy.

 
 
 

Denise Norris, B.A. B.S.W., M.S.W.

Registered Social Worker (SK)

Denise has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan, a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina and will be finishing her Masters of Social Work from the University of Regina this spring. Denise comes to us with nine years experience as a Clinical Social Worker. She has spent the past 5 years as a Medical Social Worker with the Saskatoon Health Region, working with bereaved families and patients experiencing a serious illness. Denise has experience working with individuals with intellectual disabilities that present challenging and dangerous behaviours as a Behaviour Consultant, and is now currently in a supervisory role for Behavioural Consultants. She has experience working in the Criminal Justice System with a variety of offenders during her time as a Clinical Social Worker at the Regional Psychiatric Centre and also worked with Young Offenders. Denise’s focus during her Masters is on Family Therapy in particular separation, divorce, and blending families. Denise has received her Level 1 and Level 2 Gottman Couples Therapy Training, and also has received Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Training. Denise has experience counselling people suffering from trauma, anxiety, sexual assault, addictions, depression, domestic violence, self-esteem, and family dynamics. She works with families, couples, and individuals children and adults. She is working under the supervision of Paige Gryba, M.Ed. (Psy.), Registered Psychologist #329 (SK).

 
 

Nayyar S. Javed, M.A., Registered Psychologist #234 (SK)

Saskatchewan College of Psychologists

Nayyar Javed has studied at Colorado State University and the University of Saskatchewan.  She has more than 35 years of experience in providing psychotherapy in a variety of settings. She has training in multiple modalities of therapy, and recently received training in Polyvagal Therapy and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  Nayyar has enriched her work in psychotherapy with teaching, research, publishing, and advocacy. She has presented papers at the national and international levels, as well as publishing papers and book chapters. She has been a member of the United Nations NGO Committee on Mental Health and has served as a member on the Steering Committee of the Advance Institute of Feminist Therapy.  Nayyar passionately pursues knowledge in psychology and the development of her skills.  This helps her to stay in touch with recent advancements such as mindfulness and applications of neuroscience in psychotherapy.  Nayyar has also developed and offered innovative programs for depression and eating disorders for refugees, and has extensive experience in working with the refugee and new immigrant population.  Nayyar has skills in providing counselling services for depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), intimate partner violence, cross-cultural adjustment issues, trauma caused by colonization, and work place stress and bullying.  Nayyar’s work is based on the belief that all human beings have the innate capacity to heal. Her experiences and training have enabled Nayyar to develop an integrative framework to offer personalized therapy that meets the unique needs of each client.

 
 
 

Dana Babcock, M.Ed., Educational Psychology and Special Education, Registered Psychologist #922

Saskatchewan College of Psychologists with Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE)

Dana’s foundation of knowledge stems from a generalist practice for overall mental health concerns. She has had the privilege of providing counselling services to children, youth, and adults both individually and in a group setting. Her therapeutic approach is client-centred, collaborative, and she adopts a strength- based approach to aiding people with their challenges, personal growth, and goal attainment. Helping people and developing a trusting relationship is the foundation of Dana’s practice. She understands that it takes courage to reach out for help, and there are times in life when we all need support, guidance, and someone on our side. There are many reasons why people access counselling services, and Dana strives to create a place of safety where change can happen. Areas of interest include: Child Development and Attachment, Trauma and Recovery, Parenting, Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity-Disorder, Autism, Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Stress Management, Bipolar Disorder, Psychological Assessment.

 
 

Dr. Nutan Pandey, Registered Doctoral Psychologist (Provisional), #802 (SK)

Dr. Nutan Pandey completed all her education in Psychology from a reputed university in India.  She completed her Doctoral degree in 2002 and was involved in teaching undergraduate students in India as a Lecturer.  She started her career as a Psychologist in 2009 in Regina. Dr. Pandey provides her services to a diverse population in Saskatchewan.  She blends the elements of Eastern and Western psychological phenomena in her practice.  She is also registered with the Canadian Psychological Counselling Association (CPCA) and is a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).  Her areas of specialization include: depression, anxiety, and mood disorders; grief and loss; chronic pain management; eating disorders; and health and stress-related illness.  She also has experience working with war veterans and police personnel regarding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) issues.  Dr. Pandey is trained to provide a variety of Psychological Assessments to children (8 years and older) and adults, specifically personality assessments; tests of cognitive abilities (IQ, memory); assessment for determining fitness to work/disability; assessment for community placement; and pain management evaluation.  She has completed the first level of training in couples’ therapy with the Gottman Institute.  Dr. Pandey uses a variety of therapeutic approaches in her practice, including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Client Centred Therapy, and Solution-Focussed Therapy.  Dr. Pandey is currently working under the supervision of Paige Gryba, M.Ed. (Psy.), Registered Psychologist #329 (SK)